Mike Neal

Watts Welcomes Chance To Adapt With Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Craig Watts' stomach tightened ever so slightly whenever a news report about a military strike near where one of his parents was deployed flashed on the television screen.

Those sudden moments when phone calls would just drop in the middle of long-distance conversations would cause some concern, too.

"You'd never know what made it go dead," the New York Jets offensive lineman recalled after a recent practice. "Was it just a failed signal? Was the system taken out? I worried a little bit, but not to the point where I was ever broken down about it. My parents were smart and they knew how to handle themselves and they did a great job of keeping...